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I’ve set 3 2013 resolutions on here that highlight specific writing goals. I am truly inspired and I think I’m getting better. Not sure if I will get ‘paid’ or when I can write professionally, but my goal this year is to just practice and get my work out there, get something published. I feel that these goals are truly realistic at this point in my life.
1. write a short story (I think that i’m no good at fiction but how will I know unless I try?)
2. get 1000 followers on my blog
3. get published on a website other than my blog
I want to push my writing skills, ability and focus to the next level. This means practice and work.
I tell people all the time: I don’t even care if the subject matter is boring, or if I’m not writing ‘full’ time, or even if sometimes it’s editing or proofing. I just want to DO it, MORE!
Well, actually I DO do it all the time. I just figure someone should pay me since I do it anyhow…
and people have been reading, which makes me want to do it more! must keep up the positive feedback cycle.
I do write every day, but it’s more in my journal than audience-ready, or publishable. There has to be a way i can step out of this, every morning.
i’ve been looking into journalism programs, just to see what it would take. i recognize that the jobs are becoming more limited but it would be a truly great degree to just have.
it is too much to go to school full time now, but i’m really close to taking a proper writing class. finally, a writing class! i can’t believe i haven’t taken one in all these years of getting into debt taking random courses.
actually that’s a lie, i’ve taken a couple – sort of – but nothing really directed to the real world (or even super creative). I think i just got my dose of academic writing …which isn’t even (usually) practical outside of university.
Have not yet tried it, but it’s a good weekly goal just to be writing ‘with’ people-
I have some goals in mind for writing, right now one is to enter a poetry and short story contest. But mostly I want to just practice getting it out there and getting people reading, whether it be via blog posts, yelp reviews, short articles that I do voluntarily, whatever…the main thing is that I do it and get it out there.
I actually have a ton of writing just lying around that I could get out there, so I’m trying to focus on finding/editing what I do have, or at least using topic ideas that I’ve had for a while.
The focus is not creating MORE work but using what I have.
I am now done a fairly gruelling school schedule and I have NO excuse to not be writing. Lots of time on my hands. Granted I want to spend alot of it doing self-care/leisure activities, but part of that really IS writing. I want to publish and/or get paid to write for work…sooooo that is where I must start.